Aldous Huxley: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing."
I had the idea of going to Santa Cruz de Laguna for Scuba-diving in the crater lake, seriously how cool is that! But when I arrived, it turned out to be too difficult. Nevertheless I stayed at a gem-hostel for 4 USD a night, with lakeside location (picture number one is taken from the hostel garden), making most of my time there one till these tranquil moments when you sit there with your book sipping coffee or coca-cola.
Actually not much more need to be told, I can confirm Aldous Huxley words; it REALLY WAS beautiful!
On my way back towards Antigua we passed an erupting volcano (Acatenago). The Mexican hippies in my shuttle bus laughed (friendly) when I found my camera, and experienced a “Sony-moment”...